Wii U Linux

Discussion in 'Wii U - Homebrew' started by pwsincd, Feb 3, 2018.

  1. Billy Acuña

    Billy Acuña GBAtemp Addict

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    Because switchax is "cool" and wiiu is an "crappy dead" console.
    The whole Switch thing is a non-stop hype train while the WiiU was forget as soon as Nintendo stopped to support it.
    I was kinda sad with that fact but ultimately nice wiiu stuff is coming (Linux-wiiu, WiiUPluginSystem and boot1hax) :)
     
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  2. Osakasan

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    Waiting for instructions for Windows users before jumping in
     
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  3. ploggy

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    I've managed to get a far as loading the kernel :) but I haven't got Linux set up to write the Distro to USB.
    Is it possible to turn the Debian.tar.zx into a IMG so I can write it with Win32Diskimager?
     
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  4. rw-r-r_0644

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    There you go :)
    https://mega.nz/#!OIZTnSwR!qoPctyyz-CRpAWmekSBldFd7-NrtXDUx4nAlObkzTh4
    checksums

    The image is for a 4gib usb drive, so if yours is larger to use the whole space you'll have to manually resize the filesystem on the Wii U after booting linux

    (warning: I didn't have any free usb drive to test the image, so it may also not work..)
     
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  5. ploggy

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    Thank You I'll give it a go :)
     
  6. SimisFul

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    I can't seem to make it work. :'(
     
  7. Billy Acuña

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    Can I have the ext4 partition along with a fat32 one?
     
  8. rw-r-r_0644

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    Where does it get stuck?

    Sure. You can either do it on a linux computer (recommend) or do it on linux for wii u.
     
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  9. ploggy

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    How do you connect the internet? it says in the guide to tether with bluetooth?
    Would the USB Ethernet adaptor work?
     
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  10. rw-r-r_0644

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    Yeah. It's kind-of-slow though (dial-up speeds...)
    You can follow standard tutorials online to share internet via bluetoeth with android and linux

    Soon enough we should start to include usb net adapters support
     
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  11. ploggy

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    Thanks I'll probably wait for that then.. I'm trying to get LXDE or some sort of GUI up an running :P
     
  12. huma_dawii

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    So how do i install this?
     
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  14. rw-r-r_0644

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    The error means it failed to load the linux kernel. Make sure you place the linux kernel image from here in sd:/linux renamed as "kernel" (with no extension) (so the file should be in sd:/linux/kernel)
     
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  15. Gunstorm

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    great news!!!!!
     
  16. TylerSwage

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    Okay, what do I do after this?[​IMG]
     
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    any other way to get tha file ? , i only see

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Billy Acuña

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    in the GAME
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  21. SimisFul

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    I just can't get linux to start at all. There could be no sd card in the console and the result would be the same.